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X marks the spot for Bay Ridge church vandals

Parishioners arriving at Saint Anselm Roman Catholic Church for the morning mass on May 31 were shocked to discover that vandals had desecrated two statues on the grounds outside the Bay Ridge building. … Full Article

Fifth Ave. Festival, Liberty Weekend expected to draw big crowds

Southern Brooklyn will play host to two blockbuster events – a street fair and a celebration of history – this weekend with thousands of people expected to turn out to have a good time. … Full Article

Recchia gets NYPD to install security cameras on 86th Street

Message to a thief: Before you go to pick that person’s pocket on 86th Street, be aware that Big Brother will be watching you. … Full Article

Pay Up! City set to collect $40 million in restaurant fines

Being unsanitary in New York City is costly. Very costly. Restaurant owners who get low grades from city health inspectors are going to be laying out approximately $40 million in fines this year, according to an estimate by New York’s health commissioner. … Full Article

DOT’s grand safety plan for 4th Avenue comes to Bay Ridge

After months of speculation, the Department of Transportation (DOT) will unveil its plan to revamp a 36-block-long section of Fourth Avenue when officials present a detailed proposal to Bay Ridge residents at a town hall next week. … Full Article

Gentile bill makes getting information easier for city’s veterans

Each of the city’s agencies would have to have a point person to assist military veterans under a bill approved by the City Council. … Full Article

Malliotakis invites animal lovers to pet adoption fair

Residents who enjoy the Fifth Avenue Spring Festival in Bay Ridge this Sunday can bring home more than cotton candy and carnival prizes, thanks to Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis, who is co-sponsoring a pet adoption event at the street fair. … Full Article

Grimm says U.S. should do more for Vietnam War veterans

US Rep. Michael Grimm, a marine who served in the first Gulf War back in the early 1990s, said the country should be doing more to honor Vietnam War veterans. … Full Article

Golden’s playground drug bill passes 1st hurdle

A bill introduced by state Sen. Marty Golden (R-C-Bay Ridge-southern Brooklyn) to increase jail time for suspects caught selling drugs in playgrounds passed its first hurdle when the state senate voted to approve the legislation on May 22. … Full Article

Fontbonne students start ‘Pay it Forward’ service project

Combining the lessons of a pope with the message of a Hollywood movie, juniors at Fontbonne Hall Academy have started a unique community service project. … Full Article


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